The Ogun State Government has raised alarm that residents of the state may likely be confronted with heat stress and other illnesses known as hyperthermia, as the rain season approaches.
The Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye made this known in Abeokuta while highlighting some of the environmental challenges that may confront the state in 2017.
He noted that the Nigeria Metrological Agency has listed Ogun State as one of the states that would experience heat stress due to combination of heat and humidity and warned residents to take precautions.
Oyeleye also noted that Ogun will experience extended rains which could lead to flooding and that the two major dams in the states would be let loose to allow easy flow of water.
He warned residents not to dump waste in the water ways and move away from the river banks to avoid calamity.